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New England Endovascular Center Providing VIR Services for Two Local Hospitals

WEST SPRINGFIELD — New England Endovascular Center (NEEC) announced it is now providing vascular and interventional radiology (VIR) services for Mercy Medical Center and Holyoke Medical Center. The doctors at NEEC specialize in minimally-invasive VIR treatments for a broad array of conditions.

“Since New England Endovascular Center opened its doors in 2017, we have focused on making minimally invasive procedures accessible to patients,” NEEC founder Dr. Lowell Kahn said. “Our new affiliation with Mercy and Holyoke hospitals allows us to continue making these procedures accessible to all and meeting the highly specialized needs of our patients. We now have the ability to offer state-of-the-art treatment for both inpatients and outpatients.”

NEEC was the first interventional and endovascular center in Western New England. Often referred to as ‘pinhole’ surgery, interventional and endovascular procedures have replaced many conventional surgeries, and applications for minimally invasive endovascular procedures continue to grow.

“The VIR services and procedures in which we specialize offer superior outcomes,” Kahn said. “These surgeries have a marked reduction in pain, are lower-risk, and offer quick recovery times. We are the only dedicated practice in Western Massachusetts offering the full spectrum of VIR procedures.”

Our physicians are experts in treating a wide variety of conditions, offering minimally invasive treatments for peripheral arterial disease, venous disease, uterine fibroids, targeted therapies for multiple types of cancer, male varicocele, pelvic pain in women, osteoporotic compression fractures of the spine, dialysis interventions, arthritis treatment in the shoulder and knee, hemorrhoid treatment, prostate enlargement, venous access, and more.

“There is a natural synergy between the skills of our physicians and the outstanding staff and resources available to the community at both Holyoke and Mercy hospitals,” Kahn said.